Kahne on Pole with Record Lap

Kasey Kahne put in a record-breaking lap to secure pole for the Carquest 300 Busch Series race at Charlotte's Lowes Motor Speedway

Kahne on Pole with Record Lap

Kahne beat Greg Biffle and Busch points leader Carl Edwards to the top time, with defending Champion Martin Truex Jr next up.

Kahne's 186.735mph lap brought his third pole of the season and he was one of 13 drivers to break the previous record, continuing a trend at Charlotte this year after track work was carried out to smooth out the surface in all four corners.

Kahne, Biffle and Edwards all took their qualifying runs late in the session, which proved a bonus as track temperatures cooled late in the day. Truex had been the 16th driver out and his time occupied the top spot for almost an hour until Kahne hit the track.

Biffle reckoned he was on a lap which should have brought pole, before he got a little overambitious in Turn 3.

"I went across 1 and 2 nearly wide open," he explained, "and when I went into Turn 3 I was going way too fast. I got sideways down there and I gave up a lot more than I missed him by."

Qualifying for the Carquest Auto Parts 300 - Lowe's Motor Speedway:

Pos Driver Make Speed 1. Kasey Kahne Dodge 186.735 2. Greg Biffle Ford 186.432 3. Carl Edwards Ford 186.194 4. Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet 185.976 5. Paul Menard Chevrolet 185.535 6. Reed Sorenson Dodge 185.522 7. Johnny Sauter Dodge 185.319 8. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 185.287 9. Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 185.160 10. Tyler Walker Dodge 185.008 11. Denny Hamlin Chevrolet 184.995 12. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 184.603 13. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 184.565 14. Ryan Newman Dodge 184.093 15. Elliott Sadler Ford 183.899 16. J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 183.867 17. Brent Sherman Dodge 183.811 18. Stacy Compton Ford 183.717 19. Kyle Busch Chevrolet 183.605 20. David Stremme Dodge 183.524 21. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 183.418 22. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 183.188 23. Dave Blaney Chevrolet 183.132 24. Ashton Lewis Ford 183.070 25. Kenny Wallace Ford 183.032 26. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 182.859 27. Jeff Green Dodge 182.568 28. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 182.476 29. Michel Jourdain Jr. Ford 182.328 30. Mark Green Chevrolet 182.291 31. Jon Wood Ford 182.242 32. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 181.726 33. Shane Hmiel Chevrolet 181.653 34. Kertus Davis Chevrolet 181.653 35. Sterling Marlin Dodge 181.610 36. Jason Keller Ford 180.917 37. Stanton Barrett Chevrolet 180.717 38. Tim Fedewa Dodge 176.355 39. Justin Labonte Chevrolet 176.148 40. Derrike Cope Ford 175.953 41. David Green Ford 173.863 
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